Posts Tagged with "workplace"

More Flexibility in the Workforce: A Catalyst for Growth?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Sallie Krawcheck poses an interesting question on workplace flexibility in LinkedIn’s 50 Big Ideas for 2013: The US economic recovery is tepid at best, with growth in short supply. At the same time, progress on gender diversity has stalled, with the number of women in senior roles plateauing. Solving the second challenge can help the [...]

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Telecommuters Gain 2.5 Days Productivity Over Office Workers

Thursday, June 3, 2010

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Conventional wisdom suggests that having employees in the office means they will be more focused and more productive, but recent research from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management suggests that Telecommuters – people who work from home one or several days per week – and those who have flextime available to them from their [...]

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Why Do You Work Where You Work?

Friday, May 28, 2010

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Someone recently asked Robert Scoble if he would continue working at his current employer, Rackspace, if he won the lottery. His gut answer was ‘Yes’, though he didn’t know why until he saw this video from Dan Pink: I wrote a lot more about this including notes on the subject on my ConnectedWell blog, but [...]

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Breaking News: Employees Want Respect

Monday, March 23, 2009

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In other news, sky is blue and water is wet. I will never forget the day I came around this corner in Boston near the Bell Atlantic building (Now Verizon) on my way to work and found hundreds of 411-information workers picketing. This was late summer 1998. The economy was booming beyond its bounds. The [...]

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New Office Policy

Monday, March 23, 2009

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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY NEW OFFICE POLICY Dress Code: 1) You are advised to come to work dressed according to your salary. 2) If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we will assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a raise. 3) If you dress poorly, you need to [...]

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4 Factors Creating Utah Workforce Funk

Monday, July 7, 2008

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There’s no question something interesting is happening with Utah’s professional/technical workforce right now, and I think there are no less than four competing factors at play any business-owner should be paying very close attention to: Real and Wage Inflation Intense Competition for Talent Corporate cost-cutting High Energy/Commute Costs The hardest part to pin-down is that [...]

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Job Trends: Moonlight, Part-Time Desired by Candidates

Thursday, June 12, 2008

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It’s likely a result of the current economy, but we have noticed a very high percentage of people coming to us and looking for part-time or extra work on graveyards/evenings/weekends. These are generally very talented individuals who like their current job/employer, but are looking for additional work to take on. Likewise, these same people are [...]

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Developing Students for a Competitive Workplace, Request for Comment!

Friday, January 18, 2008

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Tomorrow, I am speaking to a group of thirty high school marketing teachers as part of the Utah Association for Career and Technical Education‘s mid-winter conference. (This invitation to present is thanks to a referral from Jason Alba who said I am “one of his favorite recruiters” which, for most people, is a very, very [...]

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